Look for the Good

Philippians 1:18-21 ESV “Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always … Continue reading Look for the Good

Even to The Death

God’s Call Jeremiah 1:4-6 ESV Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, … Continue reading Even to The Death

Be Alert! Pay Attention!

Acts 20:18-21 ESV “You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia, serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials that happened to me through the plots of the Jews; how I did not shrink from declaring to you … Continue reading Be Alert! Pay Attention!

Bond-Slaves of Our Lord

Faithfulness is Required 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 ESV “This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.” Are all of us, who believe in Jesus Christ, servants of the Lord? And, are we all stewards of … Continue reading Bond-Slaves of Our Lord

The Lord is at Hand

Do Not Be Anxious Philippians 4:1, 4-7 ESV “Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious … Continue reading The Lord is at Hand

But Take Heart!

Based off John 13-16 Tomorrow I will turn 70 years old, Lord willing. It is hard to believe that I have lived that long. And, the next day will be the year 2020, which is also so unbelievable, too. It seems so futuristic. It brings back memories of old SCI-FI movies I watched as a … Continue reading But Take Heart!

A Sword Will Pierce

Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. … Continue reading A Sword Will Pierce

The Supplanter

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what … Continue reading The Supplanter

Take Heart

Jesus Christ was getting ready to go to the cross to die for our sins, so that we could be liberated from our slavery to sin, and so we could become slaves of his righteousness. So, he spent some time with his disciples, talking with them, and preparing them for what was coming next. First … Continue reading Take Heart

Who Has Wisdom?

Proverbs 9:1-6 ESV Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She has sent out her young women to call from the highest places in the town, “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” To … Continue reading Who Has Wisdom?